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Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Walter B.11
Explorer | Level 3

Logged in as root, apt-get install nautilus-dropbox, dropbox start -i. Then launched from menu. I got the dropbox icon, but nothing worked.

Did an apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox.

Logged in as user. Did a sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox. Still nothing works. Cannot even get the icon.

Now I just get this.

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$dropbox start -i
Reading profile /etc/firejail/dropbox.profile
Reading profile /etc/firejail/disable-common.inc
Reading profile /etc/firejail/disable-devel.inc
Reading profile /etc/firejail/disable-interpreters.inc
Reading profile /etc/firejail/disable-passwdmgr.inc
Reading profile /etc/firejail/disable-programs.inc
Reading profile /etc/firejail/whitelist-common.inc
Parent pid 6923, child pid 6924
Child process initialized in 138.63 ms

Parent is shutting down, bye...

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Nothing works.

I miss the days when dropbox actually worked, and didn't suck.

 

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Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey there @Walter B.11,

Just to have a better idea of the the whole situation, can you please check if you have the correct system requirements for Linux OS to run the desktop app?

If so, can you try an advanced reinstall of the desktop app to see if that does the trick?

Let me know how it goes - Thanks!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Walter B.11,

What is the exact Dropbox daemon version in use? Maybe you have selected "" by error here. If so turn it off. Try at least... :wink:

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Walter B.11
Explorer | Level 3
I am running parrot linux, it is based on debian, and uses MATE as the DE, and Caja 1.20.3. $uname -a Linux fir 4.19.0-parrot4-28t-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.19.28-2parrot4.28t (2019-04-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux $free total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3836124 1409100 290428 175716 2136596 1996204 Swap: 7541756 1036 7540720

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@Walter B.11, I mean the Dropbox daemon version.

Ok, what is the result from "ls -l ~/.dropbox-dist/"? And also can you try launch "~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" and post the result?

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Walter B.11
Explorer | Level 3

I think I have it working.

Instead of

apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

I used:

wget https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/debian/dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb

and

dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb

Although I am having problems displaying some files. I am getting the message:

".txt files can’t be previewed."

 

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Great @Walter B.11,

If your problem is newer version (i have no idea why, but...), then you have to lock the old one, to be prevented auto update. :wink:

Have a wonderful day.

Add: Where appear the message you mention?

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Walter B.11
Explorer | Level 3

After shutting down my PC, then rebooting dropbox stopped working, and I cannot restart.

I am getting this message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/ui/qt/preferences/preferences_dialog.pyc", line 524, in _on_accept_clicked
File "dropbox/client/ui/qt/preferences/preferences_dialog.pyc", line 553, in save_all
File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 683, in update_preferences
File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 507, in update_preferences
File "contextlib.pyc", line 112, in __enter__
File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 469, in _update_prefs_context_manager
dropbox.client.configuration.interface.ConcurrentConfigurationEditError
!! dropbox: fatal python exception:
['Traceback (most recent call last):\n', ' File "dropbox/client/ui/qt/preferences/preferences_dialog.pyc", line 524, in _on_accept_clicked\n', ' File "dropbox/client/ui/qt/preferences/preferences_dialog.pyc", line 553, in save_all\n', ' File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 683, in update_preferences\n', ' File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 507, in update_preferences\n', ' File "contextlib.pyc", line 112, in __enter__\n', ' File "dropbox/client/configuration/manager.pyc", line 469, in _update_prefs_context_manager\n', 'dropbox.client.configuration.interface.ConcurrentConfigurationEditError\n'] (error 3)

Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey @Walter B.11

Did you get the chance to try an advanced reinstall of the desktop app?

Let me know - Thanks!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Debian: dropbox start . . .Parent is shutting down, bye!

Walter B.11
Explorer | Level 3

I keep getting "Unable to resolve host" errors.

 

$sudo chown "$USER" "$HOME"
sudo: unable to resolve host fir: Name or service not known
┌─[walter@fir]─[~]
└──╼ $sudo chown -R "$USER" ~/Dropbox
sudo: unable to resolve host fir: Name or service not known

$sudo chattr -R -i ~/Dropbox
sudo: unable to resolve host fir: Name or service not known

$sudo chmod -R u+rw ~/Dropbox
sudo: unable to resolve host fir: Name or service not known

I went ahead with the rest of the install.

When I came to this:

$~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

I got a lot of output, then it hung on this command:

43/PyQt5.QtDBus.cpython-37m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'

After several minutes, I did a ctrl-c, then tried to start dropbox.

$dropbox start
bash: /usr/local/bin/dropbox: No such file or directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

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